Contracts awarded for Indre Harøy phase 2
Land based fish farmer Salmon Evolution has signed contracts for the design and development of phase 2 of its hybrid flow-through facility at Indre Harøy, Norway.
The two selected contractors are Artec Aqua, is a leading supplier for land-based aquaculture, which had previously conducted design, construction and commissioning phase 1 at Indre Harøy, and will be leading on design, construction and commissioning of the process facility; and HENT, one of Norway’s largest general contractors, which will take responsibility for civil design and construction of Phase 2.
The second phase, when completed, will add another 7,900 tonnes HOG (head on gutted) in annual production, bringing the total planned production volume up to 15,800 tonnes HOG per annum.
Salmon Evolution CEO Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen said: “We have now been producing salmon for almost 15 months at Indre Harøy and are already on our 6th generation. Throughout this period we have seen very strong biological performance, and although we have also had challenges, we have demonstrated that we are capable of effectively handling demanding situations.
“We firmly believe that our highly scalable concept will play an important role in future aquaculture, delivering high quality salmon at conventional industry cost levels.”
”We are confident that this structure will deliver the best of both worlds, having contracted leading experts for both the civil construction and the process facility which we expect will ensure delivery on quality, time and cost,” Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen said.
Salmon Evolution has already started with the initial groundwork which will continue over the coming months alongside project design. The project cost is currently estimated at NOK 1.6 – 1.7 billion. As reported recently, Salmon Evolution has secured debt and equity financing for the project. The project is subject to final investment decision by Salmon Evolution upon completion of the project design phase, expected towards the end of 2023.
Artec Aqua is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norwegian industrial group Endúr ASA. Ingegjerd Eidsvik, CEO of Artec Aqua, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this contract and to continue our long-standing cooperation with Salmon Evolution. Overall, the results at Indre Harøy have been excellent, and the feedback from our customer is that our project execution and our technology is a major contributor to this success.”